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McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions

Our researchers forecast cyberthreats in 2017 and beyond.

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Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report

McAfee co-authored a section on ransomware, highlighting ransomware technical advancements in 2016 and ways in which the industry is fighting back.


Health Warning

McAfee uncovers the types of health care organizations targeted for cyberattack and the value of stolen health care data.

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Threat Landscape Dashboard

Better threat awareness means better protection for your business. Access our threat dashboard to get an overview of key threats being tracked by McAfee researchers.

Top Five Threats

  • WannaCry-Ransomware
    The ransomware uses exploits leaked by the Shadow Brokers and has infected many computers including those in the government, telecom, and educational sectors.
  • Pnyetya-Ransomware
    The ransomware encrypts the master boot record as well as files on the infected system.
  • Operation Shamoon 2
    The attack focused on targets in Saudi Arabia and the malware used was programmed to wipe the hard disk of the infected computer.
  • CVE-2017-0143
    The SMBv1 server in some versions of Microsoft Windows allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted packets.
  • RIG Exploit Kit
    RIG is spread via suspicious advertisements that have been inserted into legitimate websites.

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Learn about the most significant malware in each of these categories.

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McAfee Labs Blog

Smishing Campaign Steals Banking Credentials in U.S.

Carlos Castillo - August 14, 2017

DEFCON – Connected Car Security

Christiaan Beek - August 2, 2017

Analyzing CVE-2017-0190: WMF Flaws Can Lead to Data Theft, Code Execution

Bosco Sebastian - July 26, 2017

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